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PCB footprints, for SMD components, easy pc 11
djoshi, I would strongly advise trying to make your own. Manufacturers often give recommended footprint data - also the IPC specs cover quite a few footprints. Chances are the...
Tuesday, 15 July 2008 - 16:21
Power Led strip heat trasfering suggestions
As Guillem said. Metal clad pcb is a good way to go with things 1W and higher. Aluminium and copper substrates are available. And even then further heat sinking is often...
Wednesday, 2 July 2008 - 17:03
mass neon tube lights
mneary wrote:Neon? Where do they still use neon for lighting? Today it's usually mercury or sodium vapor. Neon's pretty popular in China. Especially popular for signage. Infact...
Friday, 20 June 2008 - 14:51
Please critique this board layout
Here are some things I would change 1. The return path on your crystal circuit GND is terrible. Run 1 single trace to the GND pin on the MCU from this circuit. 2. I would move...
Friday, 20 June 2008 - 00:35
low cost / low part / slow speed contactless communication
IrDA may be worth considering.
Wednesday, 18 June 2008 - 00:32
Replacement for BUK455?
Perhaps get the original datasheet and plug in its numbers to the parametric search on It really is quite a nice search they have going on (they even give cost)....
Wednesday, 18 June 2008 - 00:31
Low Power PWM to High Power PWM
Sounds like you want to make something like this: TPS500B INTELLIGENT PURE SINE-WAVE POWER SUPPLY ( There is heaps of info on EDABoard about inverter...
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 - 00:47
AA battery and its current
I think your barking up the wrong tree- saying it doesn't work then asking about battery current capacity. I suggest you measure the input voltage and current to the circuit the...
Tuesday, 17 June 2008 - 00:33
5v input to ATmega88 at 3v3
I like Nards idea. Low current, fast, nice and simple - sounds good. oddbudman
Sunday, 15 June 2008 - 13:41
1 million downloads
Congrats eric - thats one hell of an achievement. Your package is one of the strengths of the avr and I know everyone in my office appreciates all the hard work you put in....
Friday, 9 May 2008 - 01:34
How to program OSCCAL Byte?
Strange to see this thread has popped up. Bit of a spin out to see i've been using these things for 5+ years now - still love the M8 - what a great chip :) As Koshchi says, if...
Tuesday, 22 April 2008 - 13:23
battery charge remaining ( vs. battery chemistry )
how much capacity do you need _jaako?
Wednesday, 12 March 2008 - 05:39